Hambidge Center (Neva Langley Fickling Fellowship for Piano), May-June, 2015.
Ragdale Foundation, March 2015.
Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France Jan-April 2011.
Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbertide, Italy, June-July 2008.
Liguria Study Center, Bogliasco Foundation, April-May 2006 and March-April 2018.
MacDowell Colony, 11-12/90, 4-5/95, 6-7/97, 6-7/98, 3-4/00, 6-7/01, 3-4/03, 3-4/06, 5-6/07, 12/01-1/11, 1-2/15 (Ernest and Red Heller Fellowship) and 1-2/18.
Yaddo, 5-6/91, 5-6/97, 5-6/00, 4-5/03, 7-8/06, 6-7/07, 10-11/10, 5-6/14, and 10-11/17.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 9-10/90, 12/91-1/92, 12/96-1/97, 1-3/00, 1-2/03, 12/05-1/06 and 6/13.
American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize, 1995-96.
Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Rockefeller Foundation, July, 1991.
Djerassi Foundation, March-April, 1991.
National Endowment for the Arts, Composer Fellowship, 1990.
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, composition fellowship, 1989 (taken 1990-91).
Honors and Awards
American Academy of Arts and Letters elected to membership, 2016.
Brandeis University, Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer '69 Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, 2009.
Koussevitzky Music Foundation, co-commission for piano concerto with BMOP, 2006.
Barlow Foundation, Barlow Prize (wind ensemble commission), 2006.
Orlèans International Piano Competition, Chevillion-Bonnaud Composition Prize, (for Absofunkinlutely), 2006.
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Elise L. Stoeger Prize, 2004.
International Horn Society, winner of composition competition for "Locking Horns", 2003.
Pulitzer Prize, finalist for Ten of a Kind, 2002.
American Academy of Arts and Letters, Arts and Letters Award in Music, 2000.
Pulitzer Prize, finalist for Persistent Memory, 1999.
Koussevitzky Music Foundation, co-commission with Ensemble 21, 1996.
Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards, Semifinalist in 1992 orchestral competition for Violin Concerto.
Joseph H. Bearns Prize (Columbia University), for Violin Concerto, 1984.
BMI Awards to Student Composers, 1984 for Violin Concerto; 1983 for Variations.
Margaret Jory Copying Grants, 1986, 1990, 1992.
George Whitefield Chadwick Medal, New England Conservatory, May 1980.
Composer in Residence
Cortona Sessions, Composition faculty, summer 2016.
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Five Friends visiting composer, October 2014.
Ithaca College School of Music, Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition, academic year 2012-13.
Furman University, Composer-in-Residence, February, 2013.
Brigham Young University, Barlow Distinguished Visiting Composer, 2012.
Fresh Inc., Composer-in-residence, June, 2012.
New Music on the Point, Composer-in-residence, June, 2011.
University of Utah, Maurice Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composer, April, 2010 and April, 2017.
Atlantic Center for the Arts: Master Artist, May-June, 2005.
Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center, Distinguished guest composer, summer 1999.
Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, composer-in-residence, summer 1999.